As more devices connect to the Internet, the importance of secure machine to machine (M2M) solutions increases. These things that make up the Internet of Things are only as effective as the network they rely on and the tools used to manage them.
AT&T (News - Alert) recently introduced its M2X Developer Kit, a cloud-based managed data storage service for M2M devices. M2X enables developers to build, deliver and scale machine to machine solutions. The developer tools and RESTful API enable users to quickly develop connected products and extract real-time data, and manage all data sources and notifications from a central location: The M2X Developer Portal.
There are more than 17 million connected devices communicating over AT&T’s mobility network, which means there is a lot of data generated. The cloud-based tools in M2X enable users to gather real-time data from millions of connected machines and translate them into meaningful data.
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Core features of the developer kit include:
- Libraries and devices
- Data security
- Developer Portal
- Large-scale performance
“AT&T M2X is the direct result of AT&T Foundry innovation and agile execution,” said Mike Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, in a statement. “In a very short period of time, we’ve integrated various AT&T assets and created a sandbox that gives developers the tools they need to build M2M applications never seen before. The possibilities are endless for new M2M applications and services to emerge.”
AT&T M2X commercial plans are coming soon and will consist of three tiers based on transaction volume: Micro, Business and Catapult.
This adds to AT&T’s existing M2M offerings, which includes the M2M Application Platform, AT&T’s solution designed specifically for building machine to machine applications. The platform helps create real-time information and control flows among machines, applications and backend enterprise systems with a connected device framework and an integration framework.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker